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Well, one week of fantasy football action is in the books for the 2006 season and fantasy owners are doing either one of two things: Boasting about how their supreme draft strategy has paid off or scrambling to find new players that will save them from another loss. We suggest you don't react too positively or negatively, depending on what your results were in week one. The fantasy owner that takes the steady, sensible approach to managing their team is usually the one that you find in the playoffs each and every season.
We also had some surprising performances in week one that may have many
fantasy owners searching the waiver wire to improve their teams. The
passing clinic that Jet quarterback Chad Pennington put on in
Here are a few players that you might want to take a look at plugging into your starting lineup this week to either turn around your luck or keep your success going! They may not be the top names in fantasy football, but most are the ‘in between' guys that you might have to make a tough decision on. The good fantasy owner is able to pick these players out from a crowd and stick them in their lineup for fantasy success!
QB - Drew Bledsoe – Bledsoe had a rough week one in which he threw
three interceptions against a tough
RB - Jamal Lewis – We liked Jamal Lewis heading into this season and
he proved why last week against a tough
RB - Steven Jackson – We had Jackson ranked as a top five fantasy back
coming into this season and he showed why last week, while rushing for over 120
yards against a tough Broncos defense.
WR - Chris Chambers – Chambers had a quiet game last week vs. the Steelers, but we expect him to make a statement this week vs. the Bills. In two games against the Bills last season, Chambers totaled 19 receptions for 298 yards and 1 TD. We expect Chambers to continue that success this season with Daunte Culpepper as his quarterback, so you better make sure you have him in your lineup!
WR - Joe Horn – We expected Joe Horn to have a big game last week vs.
the Browns, but Marques Colston wound up stealing the show. Don't expect
Horn to have two poor outings in a row. Look for quarterback Drew Brees to
establish some chemistry with the veteran wideout against a
TE - Dallas Clark –
DEF - Bengals – The Bengals will be facing the Browns in their home opener. The Browns looked totally confused on offense last week at home vs. the Saints. It's frightening to think what the Bengals defense will do to Charlie Frye after seeing Trent Green being carted off of the field last week. Expect the Bengals to shut down the Browns, non-existent running game, and then pin their ears back and come after the Browns young signal caller. The Bengals totaled seven sacks last week vs. the Chiefs, so it could be a very long day for Browns fans and Charlie Frye.